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Timi's Tours with Globus Presents:
The Splendors of
South Africa & Victoria Falls
August 17th-29th, 2024
Day 1: Our Journey Begins
We’ll depart our scheduled pick-up locations
before flying out of Chicago.
Day 2: Welcome to Cape Town, South Africa!
Motherly Love. Welcome to Cape Town, commonly referred to as the "Mother City" by locals. Hotel check-in available mid-afternoon.
Day 3: Cape Town
City Sauntering and Soaring Heights. Start at the Grand Parade to see the Castle of Good Hope and City Hall. Take a walk to see more of Cape Town's landmarks including St. George's Cathedral, Parliament, and The Company's Garden. Then, explore the Bo-Kaap neighborhood, also known as the Malay Quarter, including a visit to the Bo-Kaap Museum. After a traditional Malay lunch, take a scenic cable-car ride to the top of Table Mountain for stunning 360-degree views over the city.
Day 4: Cape Town – Cape Peninsula Excursion
Rocky Coast & Beach Life. Take a scenic drive along stunning Chapman's Peak Drive en route to Cape Point Nature Reserve. Stop at the Cape of Good Hope before arriving at Cape Point. Ride a funicular to the steps of the old lighthouse with panoramic views of the Atlantic and Indian Oceans. After lunch, visit Boulders Beach to see a colony of endangered African penguins. Free time this evening.
Day 5: Cape Town
Free to Wander. Full day at leisure for your own discoveries in this beautiful city. FREE TIME TIPS - EXPLORE MORE Today, consider exploring the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, take an excursion to the stunning Cape Winelands for wine tasting, or go whale watching in nearby Hermanus. This and more options throughout your tour will be available for purchase at later prior to departure.
Day 6: Cape Town – Hoedspruit – Makalali Private Game Reserve
Operation Safari. Fly to Hoedspruit and transfer to Makalali Private Game Reserve. Arrive in the home to an abundance of wildlife including the "Big 5" - lion, leopard, elephant, rhino, and Cape buffalo. Embark your custom safari vehicle for an afternoon game drive with a skilled tracker and professional Ranger. Sip sundowner drinks before returning to your lodge for dinner.
Day 7: Makalali
Makalali Magic. Rise between S a.m. and 5:30 a.m. for coffee and tea before your morning game drive. If the timing is right, you might spot some of the big cats after a night of hunting. Other animals you may see include kudu, impala, giraffe, hippo, cheetah, spotted hyena, wildebeest, and more. Return for breakfast mid-morning, followed by time to relax at your lodge. Afternoon game drive with sundowner drinks.
Day 8: Makalali
Spotting Skills. Use the time on your morning and afternoon game drives to practice and perfect your game-spotting skills. FREE TIME TIPS – EXPLORE MORE When not on a game drive, do as the lions do with a rest in the heat of the day. Take time to enjoy your lodge amenities, take a swim in the pool, enjoy a wellness treatment, or kick back on a viewing deck or your private balcony to watch nearby wildlife.
Day 9: Makalali – Hoedspruit – Johannesburg
A Jaunt to Joburg. Enjoy a final game drive this morning before boarding your flight from Hoedspruit to Johannesburg. Free time late afternoon and Evening.
Day 10: Johannesburg
From the Dark Enters Light. Guided sightseeing includes a visit to Soweto (Southwestern Township) and the Apartheid Museum to learn about the dark apartheid years up to the historic 1994 elections that ended the apartheid era.
Day 11: Johannesburg – Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
Zoom to Zimbabwe & Sunset Sensations. Fly to Zimbabwe and transfer to your hotel. Take a sunset cruise on the Zambezi River. The remainder of the evening is at your leisure.
Day 12: Victoria Falls
Smoke From the Water. Take a guided walk at Victoria Falls, or Mosi-oa-Tunya (the smoke that thunders), as the locals call it due to the clouds of mist produced by the powerful falls. Your guide will introduce you to the history of the falls and fascinating details about the surrounding flora and fauna with plenty of time for photos. Free time late morning and early afternoon. Your Tour Director hosts a riverside farewell dinner this evening.
Day 13: Victoria Falls – Johannesburg
We’ll fly back to Johannesburg, where we’ll board a flight back to the US full of amazing memories of our journey to South Africa and Victoria Falls!
Your trip includes 21 meals!
11 breakfasts, 5 lunches, & 5 dinners
Flights, transportation to and from the airport, tour director gratuities for Globus and Timi’s Tours directors, overnight accommodations, 24 meals, and tours as described are included. You may have also have opportunities to purchase additional excursions, meals, etc. at your own cost during your vacation.
As this trip is presented with our partner Globus, please note that additional terms and conditions apply above and beyond our usual policy. Cancellation for any reason within 220 days of this tour including airfare, including the duration of the trip, is NON-REFUNDABLE. Cancellation fees may also apply to any additional services, including accommodations, independently supplied services and optional excursion, reserved prior to, during and after the tour. Payment of the deposit to Timi's Tours constitutes acceptance of these Terms and Conditions. Dates, prices, and itineraries are subject to change. Airfare is subject to change. Should an increase occur the difference is the responsibility of the traveler and will be billed through Timi’s Tours. Please read the Timi's Tours Policy on our website for more information regarding our terms & conditions, and consult the official flyer for this trip for more details on Globus’ policies that apply. Purchasing travel insurance is highly recommended; Call our office for a quote at 1-800-682-8214.
Please Note: To accommodate the unique luggage needs of each passenger, luggage fees charged by airlines are NOT included in the price of your trip (unless otherwise stated) and will vary based on the airline's policies, fees, restrictions, etc., which are beyond Timi's Tours control.